I have nothing against uniformity if it is of a high standard and produces uniformly lively and interesting results, but that doesn't always happen. It is not as important to me that the university's logo is two mm. different in placement on the cover my booklet from that of my colleague. I just wanted the students to read what's in it.
And, do you know what? There are a few of them I don't think I agree with any more. But then, I'm no longer writing an academic style of article for Asian Studies Review.